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Tony Award Nominations 2013: Best Musical, Best Play And More Contenders Announced For The 67th Annual Show (PHOTOS)

04/30/2013 09:03 am ET | Updated May 12, 2013
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The 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and five-time nominated Broadway regular Sutton Foster.

The musical "Kinky Boots" nabbed the most nominations with a total of 13 Tony nods, making the fetish footwear-themed production this year's leading favorite. Its chief rival -- the kid-friendly "Matilda" -- followed close behind with a respectable 12. In the play category, the "Golden Boy" revival secured the highest number of mentions with a total of eight nominations, while Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy" starring Tom Hanks earned six.

Big names in the acting nominations department included Hanks, Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf and Cicely Tyson. Notably missing were Bette Midler, Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson and Alec Baldwin, just a handful of celebrities who graced the Broadway stage this season but were snubbed when it came to the Tony announcements.

The 67th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on June 9, 2013 from Radio City Music Hall, but a host has yet to be announced. Let's hope Neil Patrick Harris -- three-time Tony Awards host and ultimate theater darling -- isn't busy that evening.

View a glimpse of some of the 2013 Tony Award contenders in the slideshow below and scroll down to view the full list of nominees.

Tony Contenders 2013

Best Play
The Assembled Parties
Lucky Guy
Testament of Mary
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical
Bring it On
A Christmas Story
Kinky Boots
Matilda

Best Revival of a Play
Golden Boy
Orphans
The Trip to Bountiful
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Best Revival of a Musical
Annie
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Pippin
Cinderella

Best Book of a Musical
A Christmas Story - Joseph Robinette
Kinky Boots - Harvey Fierstein
Matilda - Dennis Kelly
Cinderella - Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
A Christmas Story - Pasek and Paul
Hands on a Hardbody - Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Kinky Boots - Cyndi Lauper
Matilda - Tim Minchin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tom Hanks - Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane - The Nance
Tracy Letts - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
David Hyde Pierce - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Sturridge - Orphans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf - The Other Place
Amy Morton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Kristine Nielsen - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Holland Taylor - ANN
Cicely Tyson - The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bertie Carvel - Matilda
Santino Fontana - Cinderella
Rob Mcclure - Chaplin
Billy Porter - Kinky Boots
Stark Sands - Kinky Boots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello - Scandalous
Valisia Lekae - Motown
Patina Miller - Pippin
Laura Osnes - Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Danny Burstein - Golden Boy
Richard Kind - The Big Knife
Billy Magnussen - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tony Shalhoub - Golden Boy
Courtney B. Vance - Lucky Guy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Carrie Coon - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Shalita Grant - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Judith Ivey - The Heiress
Judith Light - The Assembled Parties
Condola Rashad - The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Charl Brown - Motown
Keith Carradine - Hands on a Hardbody
Will Chase - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Gabriel Ebert - Matilda
Terrence Mann - Pippin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford - Kinky Boots
Victoria Clark - Cinderella
Andrea Martin - Pippin
Keala Settle - Hands on a Hardbody
Lauren Ward - Matilda The Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty - The Nance
Santo Loquasto - The Assembled Parties
David Rockwell - Lucky Guy
Michael Yeargan - Golden Boy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell - Matilda
Anna Louizos - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scott Pask - Pippin
David Rockwell - Kinky Boots

Best Costume Design of a Play
Soutra Gilmour - Cyrano de Bergerac
Ann Roth - The Nance
Albert Wolsky - The Heiress
Catherine Zuber - Golden Boy

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes - Kinky Boots
Rob Howell - Matilda
Dominique Lemieux - Pippin
William Ivey Long - Cinderella

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer - Lucky Guy
Donald Holder - Golden Boy
Jennifer Tipton - The Testament of Mary
Japhy Weideman - The Nance

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kenneth Posner - Kinky Boots
Kenneth Posner - Pippin
Kenneth Posner - Cinderella
Hugh Vanstone - Matilda

Best Sound Design of a Play
John Gromada - The Trip to Bountiful
Mel Mercier - The Testament of Mary
Leon Rothenberg - The Nance
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg - Golden Boy

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm, Pippin
Peter Hylenski - Motown
John Shivers - Kinky Boots
Nevin Steinberg - Cinderella

Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Nicholas Martin - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Bartlett Sher - Golden Boy
George C. Wolfe - Lucky Guy

Best Direction of a Musical
Scott Ellis - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots
Diane Paulus - Pippin
Matthew Warchus - Matilda

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler - Bring It On
Peter Darling - Matilda
Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots
Chet Walker - Pippin

Best Orchestrations
Chris Nightingale - Matilda
Stephen Oremus - Kinky Boots
Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook - Motown
Danny Troob - Cinderella

Other Awards and Honors:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Larry Kramer

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony
The four actresses who played "Matilda" – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

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